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More than just accommodation, it’s a community

Living on campus is a great way to make the most of university life. At JCU, you can live in the heart of uni where you’ll make friends with people from all over Australia and the world. Experience the unique North Queensland lifestyle and supportive atmosphere while studying, taking part in campus activities and making lifelong friends.

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On-campus accommodation

Living on campus is so much more than just a room. It’s an experience. It’s your family. It’s friends that you’ll have for life. Each of our residences provides academic and wellbeing support, as well as a variety of social activities.

Indigenous accommodation support

Off-campus accommodation

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Live close-by to University

Off-campus housing can come in the form of sharing a house with other students, purpose-built student accommodation or renting an entire property.

Off-campus accommodation is suitable for students seeking a more independent lifestyle while still being close to your campus.

If you opt for shared accommodation, you will find that it can be a really fun way to meet new people, explore life outside of uni and also share living expenses.

Off-campus accommodation options

Short stays

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Find temporary JCU accommodation options

During holiday periods JCU Halls of Residence can provide short term (casual) accommodation to new students seeking off-campus accommodation, external students attending residential or block mode courses, and campus visitors and staff.

Short stay accommodation is available as on-campus and off-campus options. A short stay may suit you if you are seeking a place to live after the end of your lease or looking for a temporary accommodation option.

Short stay accommodation leases are flexible and often more cost effective that staying at a hotel.

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